Analysis

Billions in investments at risk as transit cargo moves to Naivasha

Billions in investments at risk as transit cargo moves to Naivasha

Investment worth billions of shillings in logistics is expected to be rendered idle as a directive on evacuation of transit cargo from the Port of Mombasa to Naivasha takes effect t…...

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Mobile Money Hit US $2 B In Transactions In 2019

Mobile Money Hit US $2 B In Transactions In 2019

The GSMA has unveiled its annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a view of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial i…...

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Driving Africa’s green revolution

Driving Africa’s green revolution

With 90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s food currently produced by smallholder farmers on plots typically under two hectares, the continent’s traditional farmers are a vital element of f…...

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How Covid-19 has exposed our weak economic links

How Covid-19 has exposed our weak economic links

Friday marks eight weeks since Kenya’s first coronavirus case was officially announced. We’re coming to the end of our sixth week of a national dusk to dawn curfew, and we’ve jus…...

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Kenya business deals hit 30-month low on Corona

Kenya business deals hit 30-month low on Corona

Kenya’s private sector activity plunged in March to its lowest level since November 2017 as the global coronavirus pandemic hit consumer demand and forced businesses to shed jobs a…...

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Rural electrification to unlock $4 billion in Ethiopia’s economy

Rural electrification to unlock $4 billion in Ethiopia’s economy

A new report released by Rocky Mountain Institute states thatlinking agriculture and rural electrification in Ethiopia could help the country unlock up to $4 billion in its economy.…...

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Ethiopia: Rural electrification is key to agricultural transformation

Ethiopia: Rural electrification is key to agricultural transformation

According to the report this can be achieved when farmers switch to electricity from expensive alternatives such as diesel. In collaboration with the International Food Policy Resea…...

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SMEs can survive Covid-19 crisis with these steps

SMEs can survive Covid-19 crisis with these steps

Small and medium businesses enterprises (SMEs) are suffering loss of revenue and trying to weather the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a huge financial blow that will be worse than 2007/…...

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StanChart eyes investors with mobile bonds app

StanChart eyes investors with mobile bonds app

Standard Chartered Bank (Kenya) has launched a mobile platform allowing investors to buy and sell bonds issued by the Kenyan government, marking increased automation of the Sh2.9 t…...

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Kenya rises in investment list on economic diversity

Kenya rises in investment list on economic diversity

Kenya climbed up to position four last year among the most attractive countries to invest in on the continent, according to a survey by a South African-based bank. The country ranke…...

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